Varmland -- Selma Lagerlöf 1858–1940
One of the worlds best known authors, was
born and grew up at Mårbacka. Her debut novel,
Gösta Berling´s saga in 1891 was a tremendous
success, as were Jerusalem 1902 and
the Wonderful Adventures of Nils 1907.
To crown these achievements, she became
both the first woman and the first Swede to be
awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1909,
followed in 1914 by her election, as the first
woman to the prestigious Swedish Academy.
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